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Rural Women Survey – UNCSW62

CFUW will be sending a delegation to attend the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW62) next March 2018.

This year’s priority theme: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.

In preparation for this high-level meeting, CFUW wishes to collect data on its members’ perception of challenges and opportunities for rural women in Canada as well as on the experience of members living in rural settings.

The results will enable us to better prepare for this meeting and promote commitments from United Nations Member states that illustrate our members’ vision.

You can access the survey by simply clicking here or using the following link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cfuwruralwomensurvey

Deadline to complete the survey is January 15, 2017.

Many thanks in advance for your interest and participation!

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Shawn Selway – Winner of the 2017 Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award

Screen Shot 2017-12-02 at 11.11.36 AMTuesday, January 16, 2018

7:00 pm

Sackville Hill Recreation Centre

780 Upper Wentworth St

Hamilton L9A 4V5

 

Our speaker for the evening will be Shawn Selway,  winner of the  2017 Hamilton Arts Council Literary Awards for Non-Fiction  for his book Nobody Here Will Harm You.

Shawn’s talk will provide insight into the evacuation of 1,274 Inuit and Cree suffers of tuberculosis from the Eastern Arctic to Hamilton’s Mountain sanatorium from 1950- 1965. An important look at a difficult time in our country’s history.

 

 

 

 


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Resolution Intents AGM2018

31a6606d-c72e-459e-93fb-6f48c0e85094The 2017-2018 Resolution cycle is underway!

To allow clubs to plan for speakers on Resolution topics, you can now consult the approved intents  here . As per the Schedule for Resolutions, the deadline to send your intent is now closed. It is to be noted that intents do not guarantee a club will submit a resolution by deadline January 15.

REMINDER : 

The deadline to submit the completed proposed Draft Resolution to resolutions@fcfdu.org is January 15, 2018. From January 15 – February 7, the Resolutions Committee will work with proposers to arrive at a final draft.

 


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Abuse Prevention Month

November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month.

Many of our resolutions support women who need assistance. There are two ways to help local women this month.

  • Bring personal care items for Inasmuch women’s shelter. Absolutely any new item for a women or child is useful; deodorant, shampoo, soap, nightgowns, t-shirts, underwear.
  • Buy a scarf to raise awareness for multiple women’s and children’s issues. New scarves from Inasmuch House are $20 and will be available at the November 21st meeting